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people are not forced to participate in these new plans, obama care falls apart and it doesn't have enough money. the exchanges will not operate without the money they need. it is about income redistribution. >> the president seems to be doing that. the democrats. they are committed to obama care and they realize it is income redistribution. and they need new young people in the new policies and otherwise, it falls apart. >> it is like the democratic states, they know the president's fix would undermine the nature of the affordable care act. they are protecting the president from himself. because this was his suggestion from keeping people feeling better. >> republican insurance commissioners generally allowed customers and insurers to work it out. if individuals are happy with the old plans they can keep them. but the democrats who believe in obama care realize that you have to have new people in there with the new plans, even plans they don't want and for single people, maternity coverage is not a necessity and yet they have to buy the plans for the insurance to work out. we are j
as happened in sacramento. but it doesn't stop there. those 300 people go home. obama care's in the news. they're talking to their friends about obama care. >> word of mouth. >> and they mention to their neighbor hey, i just signed up for obama care. and that's how this starts to spread. >> that as how it works in movies sometimes. this thing's working. go see it. in this case, it's more important, life and death. >>> up next, president obama returns to a theme we'll probably hear often over the next three years of his presidency, economic justice and social justice. this is "hardball," the place for politics. we're going across america to let people try the deep sweep power brush by oral-b for the first time. wow. it's "wow," you know? wow. wow. that feels wow! [ male announcer ] oral-b deep sweep, featuring three cleaning zones with dynamic power bristles that reach deep between teeth to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush. it seems like it gets more to areas of your mouth that you can't reach with a regular toothbrush. [ male announcer ] guaranteed "wow" with deep swee
for remarks and reaction from president obama to the sad news today. >> we are going to show you a picture of nelson mandela's statue here in washington, d.c. this is a live picture of the statue that stands here in the nation's capitol, a place he visited and had close ties with. the mandela family, the former president, nelson mandela met with our president and you mentioned the first lady and president obama when they went to south africa this year but remember a couple years ago -- >> now, let's hear from the president. >>> greetings from new york and as the worldcoms to grips with the news a few minutes ago, really, that nelson mandela died at the age of 95. our cameras are awaiting the arrival of president obama inside the white house briefing room in the west wing. this is obviously the stuff of a special association, a special relationship, more than what nelson mandela enjoyed with a string of american presidents, not only, of course, had president obama before he was president met nelson mandela, michelle obama, the first lady and both daughters spent time with him in south afric
's, by the way, there's a new harvard political poll out that shows that president obama is losing the support of the millennials who put him in office. >> i heard that. how many newspapers do you have now in your syndication? talking about the americanes ca later. >> i need three more to hit 500, the magic number. >> this is one of the most successful columnists in the country. i'm so glad you've hooked up with msnbc. >>> up next, bill clinton clarifies his infamous comment about smoking marijuana and not inhaling. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i love having a free checked bag with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees saves me a ton of money. [ delavane ] we can go to any country and spend money the way we would in the u.s. when i spend money on this card, i can see brazil in my future. [ anthony ] i use the explorer card to earn miles in order to go visit my family, which
, shopping, games. all at their fingertips. the good news about the obama care website is a complete misnomer. yes, it's better than it was but it's nowhere near writ should be for a website in 2013. effort very people you need to get in there and get involved. and then there's this. a recent gallop poll shows 37% of americans age 18 to 29d say they are not particular with the health care law. compare to to a quarter to the older age groups. the fine is $95 or 1% of a family's income for not having insurance next year. experts say it's going to take a couple years to get younger americans enrolled. mopeful hopefully by that time the remember site will be fixed. for real, really fixed. that's it for this week's "your money." see you back here at 9:30 eastern and 2:00 p.m. eastern as well. see you there. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. a storm system has lashed partz of the south and southeast. so far, texas has taken the brunt of it. cnn's ed lavandera is live for us right now in dallas. so, ed, it's still looks like you're in the deep freeze in the big "d." >> it's look the larg
female voters off. >> sam, that's a great point. barack obama said something that new hampshire debate that i'm sure he felt was a tongue and cheek tone. it got turned around as being overly negative towards hillary clinton. she ended up winning that race three, four days later and shocked all of us. >> including herself. >> no, i knew that was coming all along. we were all absolutely shocked. >> except for state senator from new hampshire who told us the night before the primary that hilary was going to win and why. >> it remains one of the most shocking political upsets. we were out. we went to see hilary speak the night before. we felt sorry for her because the crowd was not responsive. all the plates in the parking lot at the national high school were from massachusetts. and we just thought boy what a terrible way to end a political career. she turned around winning. i wonder again in large part if hit to do -- she teared up but barack obama seen as coming on too strong in that debate where he made an off handed remark. >> now there's a school for that you can go to. mike allen tha
and to an increasingly skeptical public. the white house more than any other. >> here's the abc news polling obama's n trustworthiness. that red line shows that obama honest and trustworthy, down to 46%. saying obama is not honest and trustworthy, up 52%. bill is waiting in massachusetts this morning on the line for republicans. we're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." >> yes, sir good morning. i'm a c-span junky. i have two issues. talk about legacy. leaves an be before he office or after. but benghazi is going to rule and hillary. trying to protect votes through consistent lies as g various people spokespeople and also perception that they didn't need that they in benghazi ssful they didn't have to decrease any security. second issue, another 15 seconds and i'm gone. is affordable care act nothing more than a trojan horse for getting reparations to sins of the he past. it's to ease the conscious of gilders all through wealth redistribution. i want to thank you and have a day. >> from north fallmouth, massachusetts. f you want to pick up on some of the issues that he brought up. issue haz
. december 23rd is the next big enrollment deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on
news on obama care. we got 70 years before the next story comes. >> it's next. the rebought of obama care comes as the president will talk about the benefit of this health care law. yesterday, president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the stable. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will get started with the exchanges, with the marketplaces, so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i will do. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make that clear. >> you know, if what the president said is introduce. then that's a marked change since the first time the health care law went through. the republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid killed. never let him discuss it on the floor. never got a vote on the floor, so if the president now wants to work
that will be effective january 1st, and today, the president picked up one very happy customer. >> there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care. >> more than a website. >> touting the improvements made to the site. >> that's what you'll hear from president obama today. >> the website is working well for the vast majority of users. >> it's not just a broken website. >> it's plagued with problems. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> we're not going back. >> republicans have to answer for the lack of a plan. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. >> we'll see. >> cricket, if you will. >> they are advocated for underinsurance. >> what's needed in the house is leadership. >> he presides over the least productive congress. >> the house continues to do its job. >> since world war ii. >> we've done our work. >> really? >> the american people want to pick their own type of health insurance. >> i'm absolute lay being offered competitive plans with what i have. >> more problems may pop up. when they, do we'll fix those too. >> the problems have made it very difficult. they're working
and some calling it one of the most important speeches of president obama's history in office. why? the agenda panel will dig in on that and we're following this developing news where fast food workers across the country, protesting and calling for higher wages and will the demonstrations make a difference? katy tur will join me from the site of one protest in new york city and this is the topic of our big question for you today. do you think today's protest will have any impact on the living wage debate? we have major cities where fast food workers will walk out at the height of lunchtime, weigh in on facebook or twitter. we'll get your remarks on the air. [ female announcer ] it balances you... it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> developing news coming out of new york city. we are showin
our schedule information on our website at c- span.org. have a terrific weekend. >> president obama yesterday ordered flags at half staff and honor of nelson mandela. he was in prison nearly three decades. -- he willly became be buried in his ancestral village on december 15. following yesterday's news, president obama delivered a .tatement at the white house >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela closed saying i have fought against white domination and i have fought against white -- i've cherish the ideal in which people can live in harmony. it is an ideal i hope to live within to achieve. it is an ideal for which i am prepared to drdie." nelson mandela lived for that it real. he made today he has gone home, and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of to transform south africa and move all of us. history from a prisoner to a president embodi
you do that. coming up, fox news has a 1950s flash back. wait until you hear what they think is the role of a woman. >>> plus, fact-checking obama care attacks from the right. they're wrong again, and we've got them red-handed. >>> and still ahead, the need financial reform is -- the need for financial reform definitely flaring up. some say a 24th century glass/steagall could really help put out the fire. stay with us. we're right back on "the ed show." and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in c
a delay in destruction. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good and he feels they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced in to reading this and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in nor
] jenna: lauren, thank you. jon: we are getting new reaction now to president obama's interview with msnbc's chris matthews. it was taped yesterday at american university. they discussed a wide range of issues including the president's management style and whether that had anything to do with the obamacare web site problems. listen. >> when secretary sebelius appeared in that hearing and she was asked by marsha blackburn who's in charge, it took a while for her to answer, and she finally got to chief operating officer of cms, the center for medicaid and medicare, and it didn't seem like there was a strong top-down authority system there you. did you have, do you have -- let's look forward here. do you have a relationship with your cabinet that you have a system of cracking the whip, that they follow through, they execute as you envision they should? >> generally speaking, my theory has been, number one, that, yes, i've got a strong chief of staff, but i'm holding every cabinet member accountable, and i want to have strong interactions with them directly. number two is i have an open door p
. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes. today the president was out officially selling obama care for the first time since the relaunch of healthcare.gov and he was defiant in the face of his critics. >> some are rooting for this law to fail. i will work with anybody to implement an approve this law effectively. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to know that. >> across the country in california, state republicans stooped to a new low to sabotage the law. >>> it's called cover california, and the administrators say it could set the stage for the rest of the country. >> on the left coast, the launch of the state exchange covered california wents pretty well. it reports it is signing up 2,700 people a day. that's good news for golden staters who need health insurance. bad news for republicans who are determined to undermine the affordable care act. enter connie conway. it is billed as a california resource guide and it looks like any generic health care website. it has something for everyone, if y
there will not be hearing this news until they wake up, probably. you know, we have heard president obama talking about how significant the figure nelson mandela was in his growth and life and development as political leader. it's true for so many of our leaders in washington. tom sherwood covers d.c. politics for us and -- >> and we are interrupting d.c. politics because rita joe lewis is on the phone. she's a candidate for mayor. in 1990, miss lewis was the tour director for a 12-day tour for mandela. miss lewis, can you here me? >> caller: yes, i can, tom. >> what was it like on that not victory tour, but educational tour. what did you feel when you took part in that historic moment? >> caller: i will tell you my heart is full. it was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. to be able to be with someone with the values mandela had about inclusion for all people. it was so inspirational. >> what cities did you go to? >> caller: i was able to work with the democracy of south africa. we were able to pick up mr. mandela and his family. bring them into new york. >> were you able to go to the dedicat
as the governor himself. we're still waiting on a response about that e-mail. >>> new york congressional hopeful and republican george demos is making headlines with a new ad. it compares his democratic opponent to president obama and ron ford. take a peek. >> tired of politicians? then look at george demos. he's not a politician. >> all right, so rob ford continuing to refuse to step down since admitting to smoking crack cocaine. but he has been stripped of his powers there. as? i'm thinking th. ho, ho, ho!....the what? i need a car that's stylish and fashionable... especially in my line of work. now do you have a little lemonade stand? guys, i'm in fashion! but i also need amazing tech too... like active park assist... it practically parks itself. and what color would you like? i'll have my assistant send you over some swatches... oh... get a fusion with 0% financing for 60 months, plus $500 ford credit holiday bonus cash during the ford dream big sales event. >>> developing news from washington, d.c., crowds are there, they have been fasting in support of immigration reform. they met with the
of obama care, right, and who famously, the citizens of kentucky have reaped the benefit. kentucky now leads the nation in new sign-ups for health insurance, and that would be huge anywhere. it is a particularly huge deal for a state whose population is as unhealthful as kentucky's is. i don't mean any offense by it, but kentucky's population ranks at the bottom or toward the bottom of the nation's health ratings in lots and lots and lots of different categories, and kentucky has a lot of uninsured people. and it's the exact same deal two states over in mississippi, but in these two states, in the same part of the country, with the same health problems in their populations and a lot of the same challenges, one of them, kentucky, is now best in the nation in terms of people getting health insurance, and one of them, mississippi, is now worst in the nation, and not because they wouldn't know how to fix their problem. they knew how to fix their problem, but they stopped fixing it. mississippi has enrolled a smaller percentage of its population than any other state in the nation. they do n
america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm katty kay. president obama saying the health-care rollout has been fixed and americans should give it another chance. >> tell your friends and your family not to let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> ukrainians braves another night in the cold. they have failed to unseat the government, but they say they won't hit -- quick. -- they won't quit. she is young
-- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. regarding the '80s, i think the one column that sort of captures it the best is the one in which bill clinton says during his presidency when we look back on that era -- he meant the cold war era -- and and we long for a, i made a crack the other day. i said, gosh, i miss the cold war. it was a joke. i mean, i didn't want really miss it, but you get the joke. and the point was that we had this myth created after conservativism in the decade over the '80s, utterly destroyed and undid what was left of the soviet empire of commune ill. this myth -- communism. this myth that there was a great national consensus on how to confront the soviets. now, there was in the '50s and the '60s, but it dissolved after the vietnam era. and there was a great division in the country. and the '80s were distinguished by the fact that there was a total breakdown of that consensus. and i write about that in the column because jim had mentioned in the introduction that
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
technology companies are launching a public campaign today to urge president obama and congress to set new limits on government surveillance. the group is being led by google and microsoft. today they're presenting a plan to regulate online spying. the call is being accompanied by an open letter showing up in full-page ads. also, apple, yahoo, facebook, twitter, aol and linked in are taking part in this campaign. >> u.s. foods. >> what are you looking at? >> cisco and u.s. foods. buying u.s. foods. >> and it is not the router company in this case. this is sysco. >> yes, syy. and issued $3 billion of common stock, $500 million in cash. it's about $3.5 billion. what's u.s. foods make? you know? >> i believe they're in the same business that sysco's in. >> clayton and kkr own -- >> u.s. foods? >> yes. >> they're buying it from clayton. >> it's a foods distribution business, isn't it? >> looks like a food description business. >> for sysco, that makes sense. >> interesting. we'll do work on that and come back to it. >> it is, one of the u.s.'s largest distributors, $19 billion in annual revenu
the news i was reminded in august 2006, i had the opportunity on a trip through africa with then senator obama. we spent half a day on robben island where nelson mandela spent 18 years of his life in a cell. i remember walking into that cell. i remember walking around the grounds. i remember going to the limestone quarries where they were made to basically crush rock to pass the time. i was trying to explain to my 10-year-old who was watching on tv that this person nelson mandela had died. walking my son through what nelson mandela had gone through. i thought, you know, hopefully what it teaches everybody is to have the ability -- if nelson mandela could put aside three decades or more of hostility, of violence, of just what he had to go through and what the people of south africa had to go through just to be treated remotely equally, if he can do that, can't we in our either every day lives or also in the political discussions we have have a little bit more agreeability and a little bit less personal agreeability as we go about doing it. i do think it will be an emotional moment for the
more good political news. what political news do we have? interesting. 2012 election, perfectly clear there were differences between barack obama and his opponents on the issues of guns. he won. virginia election, even more important because a border state, 2013, governors election, very different, debated some, terry mcauliffe very clear on where he was on gun safety. he won. on the other hand, earlier in 2013 -- >> colorado. >> the rico elections in colorado. >> which is more representative. i think virginia says a little bit more. but i wanted to talk about this bill and how even in the history that you showed, we have a history as a country to only react to massive tragedies, like that's our reason to pass any kind of gun legislation. when really, like, the day to day violence in our country is what stands out from the rest of the world. and actually as i'm sure everyone here knows, suicides outnumber gun violence homicides in this country by kind of a lot. there is a cdc report just last month that showed in the 50 most populous cities in the country, suicides outnumber homicides
with the cleaning power of crest. crest + scope. life opens up when you do. . >> barak obama won the presidency by appealing to one age group, young voters, especially new voters who never cast a ballot before. they turned out in force to send him to the white house. he won 66% from 18 to between-year-old voters compared to 32% for john mccain. it was down in 2012. still an overwhelming majority, far above the 37% mitt raleighny got from the same age group. this constituency has been a key part of the coalition that put barak obama in ofrls. it wasn't surprising when it came time to discuss his legacy and the challenges he has been facing. president obama did it before an audient of college students. msnbc's own chris matthews at american university in washington. voting itself, specifically the efforts under way in republican-controlled states to make it harder to vote. chris asked the president what he asked to do to stop the suppression. >> early next year, we're going to put forward what we know will be a bipartisan effort or a bipartisan proposal to encourage people to vote. you can't say
, we have a lightweight attorney general, a real dope in new york. not respected by anybody. he meets with obama, president obama, the next day he files a lawsuit. they wanted to settle the suit so bad. everybody was saying, settle it, settle it. what the heck? no big deal. settle it. they wanted it, the other side, the lightweight attorney general. they wanted to settle it. i don't want to settle. he said oh, trump will settle because he doesn't want bad publicity. i don't care about bad publicity. who gets more bad publicity than me? nobody. so they said, settle it. i won't settle it. what happens is we have a school that at this to help people. this is a very small thing for me. i did it to help people. a very good school. had a 98% approval rating. everybody that took the course had to give a record card on the school. 98% approval rating and i got sued. now, he wanted publicity. he wanted to get some things. again, if i settled it, it would have been easy. i just can't do it. i see all the time these banks are settling. they settle, they made all this money. >> you want your day
cabinet secretaries and senior staff move on. moving on to the longer view of president obama's eight years in office, "the national journal" has a recent headline. quotes the gallup news editor about approval ratings. where does the president stand on this issue of trustworthiness, and if that is a bigger problem than job approval right now? the start of his administration, this president made transparency and trustworthiness an essential part of his brand. he contrasted himself from the previous administration, weapons iraq thatstruction in did not appear. he said he was not going to be that kind of president, that he would be honest. his approval ratings were low, his trustworthiness was high, and that buoyed him in times when approval ratings were low. this year, because of things like you could keep your insurance plan, the nsa taken a hugeit has blow and has been hard to get back. without credibility, you have a hard time selling a plan that the iran nuclear freeze to a skeptical congress and to an increasingly skeptical congress. whites what worries the house more than others.
sherman, is now the obama administration's lead egotiator for the iran nuclear talks. in a 2001 "new york times" op-ed, ms. sherman urged president bush to cut a deal, writing that kim jong il, quote, appears ready to make landmark commitments because to ensure the survival of his regime, he has to improve the country's disastrous economy by reducing the burden of a vast missile program and opening the doors to trade. well, ms. sherman was wrong about that inner op-ed she wrote in 2001. kim jong il needed to help his economy, right about that, but she thought it meant that he was ready to get rid of his ballistic missile program and open the doors more to trade. certainly they were willing to open the doors to trade but just as she had been wrong in 1994, when she helped the clinton administration work out an amazing deal with north recap the highlights , that deal with north korea they were believed to be pursues nuclear weapons so ms. sherman was the policy coordinator for north korea volved in this process, she, madeleine albright, president clinton thought what a great thing, we will
the cause of a train derailment in new york city that killed four and injured hundreds of others and shut down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save m
. lauren green, thank you very much. >>> breaking news. despite disasterous start and two months of round-the-clock repair and president obama is saying healthcare.gov is significantly improved but the work is not done. really now? insurers would beg to differ. according to multiple reports they're looking for ways to bypass the website all together. joining with us a latest on all this is a reporter for "the hill." i don't know, does it take audacity or guts to come out and say we're getting there? >> that's a good question. after two months i think at love people were looking for a more definitive answer than that. certainly for a lost users healthcare.gov is getting better. the question now is, are things on the back end of the website working? for example, when you're applying for health care at healthcare.gov is your personal information being transmitted correctly to your insurance company so when you go to use that health plan you actually can do it? there are been problems with that the administration says there is lot of work still to do. tracy: that is really the issue insurers
the agenda moving again, to get a sense of a new amount of energy, i think he probably does have to make some personnel changes but i wouldn't hold my breath for them. like george bush, when barack obama is told washington thinks people on cable tv think he should do things, he's less inclined and to stick with the people he knews and management structure he's comfortable with. >> if you take a look at this team, if they weren't his good friends, would they have these jobs? are they the best there is? >> well, i think you could ask that about a lot of presidents. presidents need to have people around them who are loyal but they also need people around them who are capable. i think to some extent the proof is in the pudding in terms of the rollout and effectiveness of health care. there were constant meetings at the white house, is this ready, is this going okay? administration officials say they were assured it was, but there is something wrong in the management structure that allowed them to get these false assurances. what i would want to know if i were the president going forward, who is t
margin and more accurately a pathway to bankruptcy for hospitals when coupled with the new found population of uninsured. mixed in with the cost of commines that will be rolling out from the obama administration of the approximately 130 new regulatory agencies founded under the obamacare legislation. today, the cost of compliance with government mandates, including medicare billing and hipaa, just those two, account for a significant part of any hospital's overhead expenses. multiply this by 100, yet -- under the yet to be administered mandates and cost of care that will have a dramatic increase just to keep the doors open and lights on for every hospital. the human resources costs of providing health care coverage for hospitals whose number one asset is a qualified and trained employee will increase as the obamacare employer mandate is finally implemented just a year from now. finally consider the fees or taxes imposed on hospitals in 2014. just weeks away. earlier this week, a hospital c.e.o. from my congressional district reported that, quote, we're going to have to pay close
, i'm laura green with your fox news minute. a historic gathering south africa as we remember nelson mandela. 94 dignitaries expected to honor the deceased peacemaker including president barack obama and former president george w. bush. bill clinton and jimmy carter. nasty winter weather continuing to pound the east coast, snow, ice and freezing rain responsible for some 3200 flight cancellations yesterday. another 1300 today according to flight aware. dumping snow from west virginia as far east to new jersey. three new inductees into the baseball hall of fame today. major league managers joe torre, tony larissa and bobby cox elected to enter the hall in cooperstown, new york. the three managers winning eight world series championships. induction ceremonies will be held july 27. those are your headlines, now back to lori and adam. lori: we are continuing with our wish list theories with a sweet treat for you today. the co-owner of edwards chocolatier. bring them look at during this holiday season. welcome to you. do you do your highest volume of sales this time of year? >> yes, that
're uneasily reckoning with now as that phase in our history seems to be coming to a close and a new chapter is beginning. >> okay. thank you. i'm going to move ahead because i think, are you confident that the obama administration and congress can agree on defense cuts that do not impair significantly the ability of the united states to remain the world's dominant superpower? >> no. i, you know, i think that there is an outline of at least a small budget deal to be had when you talk to reasonable members of both parties in congress and there are still some who belong in those, that category, you can come up with some, some mechanisms for increasing revenue and some mechanisms for restraining the, reducing entitlement costs that could at least get us to a small budget deal for the next two to three years, with some relief for, you know, to avoid another round of sequestration and so forth. whether we can see our way through the political paralysis to get there is another question all together. i think that, so i am by nature an optimist. i want to believe rationality will prevail but so far
on blackwater and especially in the new book. earlier on the panel you had suggested that possibly we're in the reason that we're in the state we are now with obama was basically naive. he had no military experience, no foreign policy experience. if you could speak to him in light of what snowden has revealed, what could be done? because to my light, he's about the best kind of we're going to get. another bush or cheney would be a disaster. so here's a guy, a constitutional lawyer, a liberal, a good man. what could he do now to really make transparent and stop some of these abuses as you see them? >> host: thank you, carl. >> guest: appreciate the question. first of all, i don't think -- and if i gave that impression, i didn't mean to -- i don't think that president obama was knew brief. i think he's an incredibly brilliant figure. in fact, when he was in the senate, i worked with his office at times journalistically on the blackwater issue, you know, because he has a young -- he as a young u.s. senator actually was pretty serious about that issue. so i don't think it's about naivete,
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